Smartforce Career & Education Experience

Understanding Your Career Options

This quick-reference tool is designed for students as a guide to present education and career pathways for most career options in manufacturing. Using this tool, you'll better understand the industry-supported credentials or degrees required for specific job functions and the long term career opportunity outlook. This tool also includes average annual compensation levels for many careers in manufacturing that are in the highest demand today.

The information here is an accumulation of data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Opportunity Outlook Handbook, Military Occupation Specialties (MOS), industry compensation surveys, with additional research and support from AMT's Industry Intelligence department.

For many of the career opportunities, Military Veterans can use this tool to review manufacturing jobs that relate directly to your Military Occupation Specialty (MOS).

To review this information, please drill down into each job function listed below.

* SOURCE: The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS): Occupational Outlook Handbook; Employment Opportunity Outlook through 2026
** SOURCE: BLS - Occupational Outlook Handbook except where information on compensation is available from BLS
*** SOURCE:BLS - Occupational Outlook Handbook except where information on compensation is available from BLS (updated completed, October 24, 2017)
^ SOURCE:BLS - Occupational Outlook Handbook except where information on compensation is available from BLS (updated completed, April 13, 2018)